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Atherton Bridge

Photos 

'Barrel Shot' Showing Wooden Deck

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #154614

Map 

Street Views 

Facts 

Overview
Iron pony truss bridge over South Branch Nashua River on Bolton Road
Location
Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built 1870 by J.H. Cofrode & Co.; closed to traffic in 1975
Builder
- J.H. Cofrode & Co. of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Design
Wrought- and cast-iron Post pony truss with Phoenix columns
Dimensions
Span length: 72.0 ft.
Total length: 72.0 ft.
Deck width: 18.5 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on September 19, 1979
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.44478, -71.67203   (decimal degrees)
42°26'41" N, 71°40'19" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/280249/4702620 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Clinton
Inventory numbers
NRHP 79000377 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 44053 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 22, 2017: New photos from Chester Gehman
  • September 27, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • March 13, 2015: New photo from Marc N Belanger
  • June 14, 2014: Updated by Chester Gehman: Added location, NRHP listing
  • November 12, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • February 7, 2010: Added by James Baughn

Sources 

  • Wikipedia
  • HAER MA-17 - Atherton Bridge, Spanning Nashua River on Bolton Road, Lancaster vicinity, Worcester County, MA
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Chester Gehman - gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Marc N Belanger - mnbelanger [at] comcast [dot] net
  • Dana and Kay Klein